Film Movement Sets July On-Demand Festival Schedule


Film Movement Monday announced the lineup for its free video-on-demand Film Festival, offering four feature films and four short films to viewers throughout the month of July.

Film Movement, is a North American film distribution company that brings award-winning independent and foreign films from prominent international film festivals to viewers across the country. Its Film Festival On Demand is sponsored by Stella Artois.

With a catalogue of over 120 films, VOD subscribers will have access to a “continual source of fresh, highly acclaimed films,” company officials said.

This year’s on-demand festival lineup includes:

-- Carol’s Journey, a Spanish drama in which a Spanish-American girl from New York travels to her mother’s home village in 1938. Though she first rejects a world that is new and foreign, she soon journeys into adulthood. 

-- El Bola, a Spanish film chronicling a 12-year-old boy raised in a violent and unforgiving environment.

-- MADEINUSA, another Spanish film about a sweet-faced girl who dreams of the world beyond her village.

-- Road To Koktebel, a Russian film about a father and son who set off on a journey from Moscow with no money or transportation.

-- Black Rider, a German short film that captures the dignity of a many confronted with the ignorance of a bus passenger.

-- Morning Breath, an American short film about a working-class Brooklyn man with street “cred” who struggles between gambling on love or staying true to his constricting but ultimately comfortable environment.

-- Persistence, another American short about a man named Henry who is determined to keep a very important date. But to do so, he must avoid the nursing home’s vigilant warden.

-- Dumb Angel, an American short film that’s equal parts experimental documentary and music video which features drummer Anders Erickson in a strange hyper-reality where the magic of the cinema happens right before the camera’s eye.